Seven Sleep Tips for Traveling with a Baby
Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Food for Thought

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Food for Thought

I laughed when I saw this cartoon that depicts the challenges of hosting dinners for groups of people with diverse nutritional requirements, e.g., vegan, allergic to gluten, on a cleanser, et cetera. So true! It reminded me that my husband Gary and I have made some changes in how we now often entertain.

Helpful Strategies for Stress-Free Air Travel with Children
Seeking to Understand Your Child Better to Help Them Thrive
3 Benefits of Reading With Your Young Children

3 Benefits of Reading With Your Young Children

Most parents are aware that reading to children is beneficial, but did you know that reading aloud to your child actually improves his or hers numeracy skills? An Australian study shows that setting aside some time to read once a day or at least 3-5 days a week will have a direct causal effect on your child’s schooling outcomes regardless of family background and home environment. There are numerous other benefits that your child will enjoy as well.

Traveling with Children Like a Pro This Holiday Season
How Long Should I Swaddle My Baby?

How Long Should I Swaddle My Baby?

Many newborn and young infants love being swaddled because it makes them feel safe and secure. However, by the time infants are three or four months, they should not be swaddled as they need to be able to move around freely – especially while they are sleeping or napping.

How to Avoid Pink Eye

How to Avoid Pink Eye

The return to school means many things to kids and families – building knowledge, learning new concepts and skills, and catching up with friends. Unfortunately, it can also be a time for catching a variety of infectious diseases, including conjunctivitis (commonly known as pink eye).